Drive-In Classics 2007 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
The majority of ST CLAIR’s DRIVE-IN CLASSICS are ‘Z’ grade movies no one paid attention to while on Friday night automobile dates all across America in the 1950s-70s.
BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS—Silent-style film about a scientist (Ed Wood’s own Tor Johnson) who’s transformed by radiation into a monster.
BLOODY MURDER— Killer in a hockey mask targets a group of counselors preparing a summer camp for opening day.
DIE SISTER, DIE!— Man attempts to convince a hired nurse to help him murder his rotten egg sister.
DRIVE IN MASSACRE— Rancid, laughable who-dun-it about a weirdo offing kids at the local drive in with his trusty (rusty?) sword. One lowlight is two bloated undercover cops in full drag.
JESSE…DAUGHTER— Western outlaw hides in castle of crazed scientist’s daughter, and she transforms his sidekick into another Igor. Stoopid stuffs!
LEGEND OF BIGFOOT— Local huckster wants to capture and turn into a sideshow attraction an American yeti that was spotted near a ski resort.
RATTLERS— No-name cast in nowhere tale of venomous snakes infected by the military with nerve gas.
SHE DEMONS— Young couple marooned on an island are captured by an ex-Nazi colonel who treats his wife’s disfigured face with injections of gland juice harvested from his harem of…. you know…...
TRACK OF MOON BEAST— When a meteorite shard lodges in his sconce, a man mutates into a reptile-like beast.
ST. CLAIR DVD multi-packs are reasonably priced, and offer fine quality video/audio transfers of unrestored public domain material. Discs are single-side recorded, plastic storage cases fairly sturdy, movie liner notes appear on box’s back cover and most DVDs include bonus items.
Their BLOODY HORROR COLLECTION might be a good companion to this box set.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(1.9) Drive in Massacre (1977) - Bruce Kimball/Steve Vincent/Douglas Gudbye/Verkina FlowersJohn F. Goff/George ‘Buck’ Flower
(2.5) (Scream) Bloody Murder (2000) - Jessica Morris/Peter Guillemette/Patrick Cavanaugh/Crystalle Ford/Michael Stone
(4.1) Die Sister, Die! (1972) - Jack Ging/Edith A[**]er/Antoinette Bower/Kent Smith/Robert Emhardt/Burt Santos
BONUS: HORROR FILM TRAILERS—
Konga; Tarantula; I Bury the Living; The Brides of Dracula; The Curse of Frankenstein
(2.6) Track of the Moon Beast (1976) - Chase Cordell/Leigh Drake/Gregorio Sala/Patrick M. Wright/Joe Blasco (as the beast)
(1.5) The Legend of Bigfoot (1974) - Janus Raudkivi/Randolph Rebane/Stafford Morgan/John F. Goff/George ‘Buck’ Flower
(2.6) The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) - Douglas Mellor/Barbara Francis/Conrad Brooks/Anthony Cardoza/Tor Johnson
BONUS: Fall of the House of Usher, Part 1 (radio program)
(3.8) She Demons (1958) - Irish McCalla/Tod Griffin/Victor Sen Yung/Rudolph Anders/Gene Roth/Diane Nellis Dancers (as the demons)
(4.4) Rattlers (1976) - Sam Chew Jr./Elisabeth Chauvet/Dan Priest/Ronald Gold/Al Dunlap
(2.6) Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966) - John Lupton/Narda Onyx/Cal Bolder/Jim Davis/Steven Geray
BONUS: Fall of the House Usher, Part II (radio program)